TRIMBLE has supplied Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) reference stations and VRSTM (Virtual Reference Station) software to establish a GNSS infrastructure network in Western Australia.
Located in Perth, the high-precision network is built solely with Trimble NetR5 reference stations and is the first VRS network with GNSS capabilities.
The GNSS network supports both the next-generation GPS L2C and L5 signals and GLONASS signals adding greater flexibility, fast initialisation times and more robust signal tracking for positioning applications.
The VRS network provides a geo-spatial infrastructure for surveying, engineering and Geographic Information System (GIS) professionals.
The Perth infrastructure will supply fast and accurate positioning information for a variety of applications including surveying, urban planning, urban and rural construction, environmental monitoring, resource and territory management, disaster prevention and relief, precision agriculture, scientific research and transportation management.
The Perth VRS network is operated by GPSnetwork Perth and is the first privately-owned VRS network in Australia. Built with 5 Trimble NetR5 GNSS reference stations, Trimble GPSNetTM and RTKNetTM software, the network is available to geospatial professionals.
Covering the entire metro-Perth area, the network's reference stations are installed from Two Rocks (37 miles or 60 km north of Perth) to Mandurah (62 miles or 100 km south of Perth) for a network area reach of 1,750 square miles (4,550 square km).
The Perth VRS network provides high-accuracy positioning and surveying anywhere in the area without the need of an additional base station.
Trimble VRS technology uses the RTK solutions from Trimble RTKNet software and provides high-accuracy, RTK GPS positioning for wider areas. The VRS network is available at any time without setting up a base station and provides common control anywhere in the network.
Because Trimble RTKNet software is able to process the entire network simultaneously, Trimble VRS networks offer greater quality control and higher data accuracy at longer distances.